Brown & Riding is proud to announce the appointment of Andrew Grim as Executive Director of Specialty, a move that underscores the company’s commitment to excellence and independent ownership perpetuation and that will enhance the firm’s growth in industry and specialty product practice area development.

Grim’s tenure with Brown & Riding since 2014 has culminated in his new role, and he will continue to report directly to Jeff Rodriguez, President and CEO. Rodriguez remarked on Grim’s promotion: “Andrew’s elevation to this role reflects his exceptional leadership and significant contributions to our firm.” In this capacity, Grim will strengthen collaboration with Mike Boseman, Chief Operating Officer, and Cristi Carrington, Chief Distribution Officer, enhancing operational synergies. Additionally, he will partner with Chris Brown, Chairman of Brown & Riding, who has been instrumental in guiding the firm’s specialty development. Their joint efforts will be central to enhancing client experiences and advancing Brown & Riding’s strategic initiatives in industry and specialty product specialization.

Chris Brown, who will continue his roles as Chairman and National Construction Practice Leader, praised Grim’s achievements: “Andrew’s leadership has been integral to the development and success of our ‘Rainmaker’ broker development program. He has been pivotal in mentoring new talent, contributing significantly to our firm’s rapid growth.”

In his new position, Grim is tasked with spearheading innovative strategies for the industry and specialty practice areas while maintaining his role as the National Casualty Practice Leader and managing his production team. His multifaceted commitment is a cornerstone of Brown & Riding’s strategy for growth and excellence.

Grim expressed his eagerness for his new responsibilities, stating, “I am excited to elevate our firm’s mission of setting the gold standard in the specialty wholesale brokerage industry. My focus is on nurturing client relationships and leading our teams to innovate in our specialty practice areas, ensuring unparalleled knowledge and service for our clients.”

With Grim’s appointment, Brown & Riding reinforces its dedication to being the leader in the specialty insurance wholesale brokerage sector. His vision and leadership are essential to the company’s continuous pursuit of excellence for its clients.

For detailed information about Brown & Riding’s specialty practice areas and how they cater to specific needs, visit the Practice Areas page. To learn more about Andrew Grim and his professional background, visit his Brown & Riding Team page.

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